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By MAX BROWN NEWS and VIEWS MORE FOOTBALL: And that case on the tube Sunday and Monday. )n the stage were the AFC and NFC and then following on New Year's Day college Oaklan blggles'd The Denver Broncos Raiders, with the help of one January 15th, they'll wish that not come their way because they deal with one of pro football's real Dallas Cowboys who romped Foreman and his Minnesota Vikings axe from the opening whistle. can continue kicking goal posts for next year as Alabama's Crimson Ohio State Buckeyes off the field. goes for Notre Dame's Irish as they the Texas Longhorns that they are not rating. The Arkansas Razorbacks sooners from Oklahoma in the dust in a md now your guess is as good as mine the number one rating That much television is far one and that's why we're fin- in putting this column together morning. All of that, coupled with celebrations, you can see what Time off, two weeks before the Super hat's when the Dallas Cowboys will do Ling. THE BIG ONE: And the one which fans everywhere in West Virginia waiting for...for many years. Put a around the date of February 20 on your fight now because that is when the tangle with the University of t the coliseum in Morgantown and the start at 7 p.m., instead of the announced 8 p.m. tip-off to permit -qision . the contest between these The game will be televised by Network as part of WVU's five- schedule. If you haven't as yet gotten you had better hurry because this to be a sell-out. The WVU women on the Marshall Green Gala in the game. You can he sure that Kenton Corporatioln, which owns Downs are watching the wagering of the meeting which night to see if improvement outlay it cost them to re- All thoroughbred racing in the has been held at the Cahrles Club for the past two years. ) ASH REGISTERS: The Dallas figures the combination pro playoff on Sunday owl game between Texas Dame will cause visitors to leave million and $20 million in Dallas registers. Shepherd Cage lied In Car ,t In France gements for Shepherd All- will be at 10 Own with Igerstown were to zn Hager- Dave AP DAVE RUSSELL roads, over a bank into a ditch. The report said Russell was killed instantly, a friend Joe ,Burger, also of Hagerstown, was slightly injured, and an unidentified third person was seriously injured. At Shepherd, Russell currently holds 11 individual scoring records and is the college's career leading scorer. In four years, 1971-75, he totaled 2,761 points for a 25.6 career average. During his collegiate career, he-was named to the W. Va. Conference team three years, he led the WVIAC in scoring once, and he was tagged as an All- Turn To Pge 12 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE 1 1 THURSDAY; JANUARY 5,1978 IShepherd Cagers HostTournament Friday, Saturday currently posts a97 point perIDaV e Wilt C,uerc0mes Nine Years Adversity, /To Become 1977's Champion Race Driver In Basketball action resumes this weekend for the Shepherd College Rams when they host the 7th Annual Shepherd Classic Tournament. Competition is set for January 6-7, Friday and Saturday, in the Shepherd College field house. West Liberty State College of the W. Va. Conference is pitted against Franklin and Marshall in the first round game at 7 p.m. on Friday. Friday's second game features Shepherd against Dominican College at 9 p.m. Saturday's action begins at 7 p.m., with the consolation game , and the championship contest is set for 9 p.m. Mter a surprising seasonal start, the Shepherd Rams bring the best record into the Classic. The Rams, who emerge as the favorite, are 7-1. Shepherd has won the tournament title four times in the last six years. Shepherd, a young team with . only one senior on the squad, I game scoring averaging and has beaten opponents by an average winning margin of 15.9 points. West Liberty, the team the Rams defeated 10082 prior to the Christmas break, could be the challenger in the tour. nament. The Hilltoppers, like the Rams, have been idle since December 17. Franklin and Marshall and Dominican, however, will be warmed up and ready for action when they come into the Shepherd Classic. Dominican will come off the Pratt Holiday Tournament in Brooklyn, N.Y., while F&M will visit the Eckerd Tourney in Florida before stopping in Shepherdstown. Franklin and Marshall takes a 4-3 overall mark into the Florida competition and West Liberty posts a 6-3 record. Shepherd's earlier win over the Hilltoppers broke a four-game winning streak by West Liberty. jSchoolboy Cage Action Resumes IFulI-Scale Pace With the Christmas and New Year's holidays over, the schoolboy and college basketball teams of the section and area, began this week where they left off prior to the holidays. And while action in the early part of this week was somewhat limited it picks up in tempo this Friday and Saturday and will continue at a hectic pact now until the end of regular season play comes in late February. Harpers Ferry and Charles Town Junior High Schools began their post-holiday action Tuesday on the Harpers Ferry hardwoods, in a tripleheader which saw the 7th grade, 8th grade and 9th grade teams all playing, Then Wednesday night the Charles Town Jqnior High. graders hosted the Maryland School for the deaf and 6:30 p.m. and at 7:30 the Charles Town 1 Junior High 9th graders hosted the Loudoun Valley Junior High Varsity cagers. Monday night, January II, there will be another tripleheader staged at Charles Town Junior High School, with three teams from Frederick County High of Winchester, Va., with the first game set for 5:30 p.m. The Jefferson High Cougars opened their post holiday action Tuesday night on their home court with a doubleheader show, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the .Loudoun County High Raiders of Leesburg, Va., providing the opposition for both the Cougar Varsity and Jayvees. Then on Saturday night, January B, it will be the Loudoun Valley High Vikings of Pur- cell ,,,. Va., coming to Jef- fer: l High gym for a pair of big games with the Cougar Jayvees and Varsity. On January ii, the Charles Town Junior High 7th and 8th graders will host the Johnson Williams cagers of Winchester, Va., at 6 p.m. and then at 8 p.m. the Panther 9th graders will be hosting the Martinsburg Junior High 9th graders. 1977 Was Goo Year For "Wimpy" Zombro Family IChallenger Competition At Winchester Track BY DON RENTCH J 1 To most people, 2+2 means four. But to David Wilt, . prominent Charles Town race-[ car driver and his pit crew, it I ! meant a championship racing[ car, a driving championship, trophies and some $4,000 in cash [ during the year 1977. I .... When the Winchester,Va., Speedway honored the top Late Model and Challenger drivers Saturday night, November 15, at ! the track's annual awards i dinner held at the Lee-Jackson Restaurant near Winchester, Va., David Writ, was honored as I the 1977 track champion driver in the Challenger competition ell car racing at the Speedway. And ! Buddy Armel of Winchester, was named as the 1977 track champion for Late Model racers. Also at the awards dinner, Charlie Stewart, of Charles Town, chief mechanic and head of the pit crew for Wilt and his 2+2 racer, was signally honored as the "Mechanic of the Year". Special awards also went to Mike Cook, and Charles RaY l Stewart, of Charles Town, the I latter a son of Cbarlie Stewart, I for the outstanding job which they did during the year 1977. Clem LeMaster, promoter of I the Winchester Speedway, who 1 hosted the sell-out dinner, made [ the presentations of trophies to ] Wilt and Charlie Stewart, while I Wilt presented special trophies I to Mike Cook and Charles Ray: Stewart and Charlie Stewart in appreciation for their con- tributions to the success of the I 2+2 racing car in 1977. [ Trophies were presented to the [ top ten drivers in each class of competition and special awards went to a number of individuals [ who were outstanding in the] Late Model and Challenger[ classes. I THE CHAMPION AND HIS CREW: Shown above, top picture, are Dave Wilt, who owns and drives the I Wilt, prominent Charles Town race car driver, who is the 1977 track champion "2+2 racer, finished the 1W7 racing season with a record of 6 in the Winchester, Va., Speedway's Challenger class of competition, and his victories, the same number of outstanding pit crew. Left to right in the picture, are Mike Cook, of Charles [ seconds and several thirds. He Town, mechanic's helper; Charles Ray Stewart, top body man of the crew; ! also finished among the top five Wilt, and Charlie Stewart, of Charles Town, chief mechanic, who was voted racers on a number of other occasions. In all, Wilt's efforts the top mechanic of the year at the Speedway. Wilt is shown with the big I and his accomplishments in 1977 trophy he was awarded for being the 1977 driving champion, while Charlie as a race car driver, netted him, Stewart holds the time clock and plaque he "was awarded. Cook and Charles and-or, his crew, many trophies Ray Stewart are axle holding the plaques they were presented. The bottom and more than $4,000.00 in purse pictures shows Wilt standing alongside his champion racing car, 2+2, which prize money. WAS GREAT he named after he and his wife, and Charlie Stewart and his wife. MOMENT  agreed to provide free gasoline the Hagerstown, Md., Speedway from a fiery death when 2+2 And while this award night for their racer, was their first destination and caught on fire during a race. was a great moment for Wilt and When the car was completed their first introduction into Fortunately for Wilt he was able, "1977 Was a Good Year" for passes and his coach told father his hard-working crew, possibly ! and ready for racing, they had to professional car racing, with an assist by Charlie Stewart the "Wimpy" Zombro family, Wimpy that young Tim was the the greatest in their racing come up with a name for it and But before Wilt and Stewar ' and others at the track to get out former residents of Jefferson most accurate passer he has career, it had been a very long since bothWiltandStewartwere really had the opportunity tel or the car without being burned. County, but who have been ever seen for a youngster just 10 time in coming -- nine years in married, they hit upon the idea learn just what their home-made I But the car was destroyed by the residing in Woodbridge, Va., for years old. fact. i a number of years. At least it Then came 7-man touch Adversity had kept success in of naming it 2+2 after them- built racer could do, misfortune ) fire and so they had to start over selves and their wives, caught up with them. In fact, i was in the field of sports for football and because the coach of the background for nine long The half-mile racing strip at Wilt had a very narrow escape i Turn To Pge 12 "Wimpy" and his young son the team which bad. played years for Wilt and his crew. But Tim. And as a result, the trophy within past seasons, had moved finally in 1977, dedication, hard , .......................... case at the Zombro home is to Indiana and since Wimpy was work and stamina prevailed and V BEIW more crowded than ever. not able to play because of his put them in the winners circle., First of all, a daughter of Mr. 'leg and not yet healed from the It was in 1968 that Wilt, an and Mrs. Zombrogot married, break he suffered in softhall, lardent car racing enthusiast, i ANNUAL JANUAHT'=" -- Then this past Summer the Wimpy wound up as coach of the I decided he wanted to try his -- m m I  team on which young " Tim team and Wtmpy's team cap- I hand, and his driving skills in Zombro played, won the tured the Woodbridge Men's[professional car racing. So he Woodbridge Little League Football League title with a 10-0 1 teamed up. with Charlie Stewart, championship for which Tim record. The team, named the, one of Charles Town's best aute I CLEARANCE received a trophy, Then Prince William Pipeline, scored I mechanics and together they "Wimpy" made the All-Star a total of 305 points, while lbuilttheirfirstracingcarfroma team in ale-pitch softball, for allowing their opponents just 31 I used Camaro Chevy which they which "Wimpy" received a for the entire season and this, bad bught. / \\; trophy. Then another honor meant anothertrophy for[ With no financial hacking Extraordinary savings on came to Wimpy when his team Wimpy which gave him a tie in tother than their own, Wilt and | hundreds and hQldreds J' 1 Won the league championship, trophy winnings for the season [Stewart equipped the car with a | of men's and young II[__P_ ' ....== bk'' But Wimpy also experienced a with his son Tim. Each win, [ 372 rebuilt engine at their own / men's fashions. Our misfortune when he broke his leg three trophies. [ expense. Then when they had the 1 entire line-up of Famous    ll while playing softball. Among the players who made [ car ready to go they found a | Brand Names Is included   _ fJ' Next, son Tim went out for up therosterofWimpy s football[friend in Ralph Creamer of | in this spectacular football, but not enough players I Creamer's Texaco service showed up to field a team. His Turn To Page 12 ] station in Charles Town, who / Semi-Annual Event! " -'=" coach, who was Wimpy's ale- - Suit$...$pOrtcoat$... pitch manager, went from door- slacks...outercoats and to-door and talked a few boys selected furnishings are into coming out for the team, now at the lowest sale and with an assist from the price of the voar! league, who gave him four were players not from needed other by the teams teams that in Th ""- I',-__ ENTIRE NORWOOD CRICKETEER aml OONZINISTOCK--OVER 800 the area, Tim's team managed $ 7 4' s to get into action. Reg. )125 t)160 now from Tim played quarterback on ey're nunnmg the team, and despite the initial S 95 98 handicaps, the team managed to A g Reg. Sl60 to )185 now from finish the season with an 6-1"1 ain at record which was good enough to BOTANY NdPBM $1 049s win the Conference chain- Reg.)175 teal85 now from pioship. Then they played the Shenandoah Downs winners of another conference in PIERRE CARDIN =,d YSL $ I 1 a post.season playoff game, a Racing Nightly Reg. $200 to)215 now from team which had gone undefeated managed to win the playoff r, Reg. )240 to s265 now from "r, game by an 8-0 score and that ILI,  [ meant another trophy for Tim,  Then the three different weight division champions played three J champions from Dale City in Tim T:15 TIIW-FrNIW: |:15 $amlw, ClutJNuu diml aN llnmeml alawla Garfield High stadium in the D) ,. sin.,, e,,m., s.5o: w,.., ) , ,n*,mm Potomac Bowl and Tim's team ,m,,:  m.0o (. }, w, m..n (. ): ,s, won that playoff which meant o4.m.m, sse..oo, oomt c.,),, Tin., w,. v,,,,.,, still another trophy for Tim. tOgi)OgN ST. MAtt-WIH|$TIR Tim tossed five touchdown